Arsenal star Martin Odegaard reveals ‘huge expectations’ and predicts club will be back at top under ‘top coach’ Arteta

MARTIN ODEGAARD insists Arsenal will return to great heights under ’top coach’ Mikel Arteta.

The 22-year-old has only worked with the Spaniard for around five weeks since his arrival at the Emirates on-loan from Real Madrid.


Martin Odegaard has hailed the talents of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta[/caption]

And the Norwegian midfield has already seen enough to be convinced Arteta will guide the Gunners back to glory ‘very soon’.

Odegaard told BT Sport: “He’s a top coach, he’s really intelligent. He’s really smart.

“There are so many things to learn from him, so I’m just happy to be here.

“I think the club is in the process now where things have changed a little bit but, from what I’m seeing here and what I’ve experienced at the club, I’m sure that the club will be back at the top very soon.”

Odegaard became a worldwide name when Madrid signed him as a 16-year-old and was soon handed his debut.

Since then he has struggled for regular action and been shifted out on a number of loan deals.

Now he has opened up about the whole crazy experience of moving to one of the planet’s biggest clubs and being under the spotlight at such a young age.

Odegaard added: “It was a bit crazy at that time, to be honest. I didn’t realise because I was so young.


“When you have Real Madrid behind your name, it’s always going to be high expectations.

“To be honest, I think my expectations of myself have always been bigger than the expectations from the outside. 

“For me, the hardest part is to please myself and not everyone else.”

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